Think of all that we put down our garbage disposals—food scraps, grease, peels—this appliance does a lot of heavy-duty work to help prevent our drains from clogging or any sink waste from seeping into our pipes. Although it’s easy to take our garbage disposals for granted, they require the same amount of maintenance and care as any other appliance we own. At DB Plumbing and Drain®, we can assist with any installation, repair, or preventative maintenance you need. Our Alexandria garbage disposal specialists have over two decades of experience and will get the job done right the first time. Because of our religious values, we uphold complete honesty and integrity. All of our pricing is 100% transparent and you’ll never receive an invoice with a hidden fee. We’ll show up at your property ready to get the job started immediately and we won’t leave until we’re positive your garbage disposal is in excellent working condition.
How To Preserve Your Garbage Disposal
Your garbage disposal is responsible for grinding up food into small enough pieces that they’re able to be carried through your pipes without forming clogs. However, many things cannot be easily ground up or are more prone to building up within your drain/pipes.
To avoid a clog and preserve your garbage disposal’s motor, we recommend that you:
- Only put food down your disposal when it’s powered on
- Only run cold water as you use your disposal to prevent your motor from overheating
- Do not put any stringy, starchy, or fibrous foods down your disposal because they’re more difficult to break down
- Do not pour oils or fats down the drain because they will solidify in your pipes
- Avoid putting any rice, pasta, or starchy foods down the drain because they can expand as they absorb water and form clogs
- Do not overload your garbage disposal
- Do not put any shells, bones, or other hard items down it
- Do not put any glass, plastic, or metal objects down it
Garbage Disposal Repairs
At DB Plumbing and Drain®, we’re capable of working on any make or model and our Manassas garbage disposal repair specialists are the best in the business. One of the common reasons we receive calls is because customers believe that they can put anything down their garbage disposal. This, unfortunately, leads to clogs. Additionally, many people call because they’ve accidentally got silverware, jewelry, or other items stuck. For your safety never try to attempt to retrieve an object yourself and instead trust our trained professionals to do it for you. The blades within your disposal can lead to serious injuries. Lastly, your garbage disposal can only handle a certain amount at one time. When it overloads, many units automatically shut off to prevent it from overheating. However, if the reset button doesn’t turn it back on, it’s time to call us.
We Install The In-Sink-Erator
Our Manassas garbage disposal specialists want to provide all of our customers with affordable and reliable plumbing solutions. If you want a unit that’s dependable, effective, and fairly priced, we recommend the In-Sink-Erator model from Badger. This unit is known for its quality.
We’re available for same-day and 24-hour emergency service Monday through Saturday. Call (703) 457-8686 to schedule your consultation.
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